Solitaire games are a dime a dozen on the various app stores. We have covered one or two here and there such as Microsoft Solitaire (review here). While the Microsoft release featured many variations of Solitaire, Fairway Solitaire features one: golf. You may be thinking this is going to suck, only having one variation available versus many. The devil is in the details, as they say, and that is where Fairway Solitaire shines.
Fairway Solitaire does one thing that other similar titles don’t: it brings character to the playfield. From the gopher that is taunting you when you do horribly to the little graphics for birdies, par, and other golf terms for your performance. There are other little details, too, such as blocking cards you need to clear. Cards can be blocked as water hazards and even in the rough which you need to clear. In other Solitaire games, these have been blocked in other ways, but it is the same result.
You can collect clubs that match numbers and face card values for use in tight spots (you can also buy them with In App Purchases). Do a really long, well earning run of matches and you will receive bonus cards. This is displayed via the golf club in the upper right part of the screen.
Fairway Solitaire is a solid game of Golf Solitaire. The additional golf trappings are just icing on the cake and make things slightly more interesting. Don’t take that wrong–I cannot stand golf the sport, but the Solitaire game is fun. More fun with graphical details, sound effects and challenges such as what Fairway Solitaire throws at you.
Recently, Fairway Solitaire reached just over 650 courses (levels) to take on. That is quite an achievement for a card game. If you are only interested in Golf Solitaire, then you will definitely enjoy this one. I know I have.
Fairway Solitaire by Big Fish Games
Genre: Golf Solitaire
Platform: Android (ZTE ZMAX 2 used for review) and iPhone
In App Purchases: Yes
Rated: E for Everyone on Google Play and 4+ on iTunes
Available now on and the iTunes App Store